Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roger Förstner

Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications LRT-9
University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg, Germany
Tel: +49 89 6004-3571

Professor Roger Förster is a founding member of the SPACE Research Center and holds the Chair of Space Technology at the Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications.

Here at the Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, our research and teaching work in the field of aerospace engineering focuses on a wide range of relevant topics of the aerospace sector and satellite technology. Research priorities of our institute include the development and conduct of radio science experiments (on Rosetta, MarsExpress or New Horizon, etc.), safety in orbit, simulation of space environments and landing processes, the highly autonomous operation of spacecraft, safe formation flight as well as rendezvous and docking.  Our institute tests mission designs for feasibility and works on projects aimed at preventing space debris. We also simulate precise landings with a view to increasing the autonomy of spacecraft. This also involves autonomous error management, which, together with other research areas, also yields findings and requirements for autonomous vehicles. Our institute participates in a number of projects, including projects of the German Aerospace Center and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and also collaborates with other universities.

The members of our interdisciplinary team come from areas such as aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, geophysics and mathematics.


SPACE – Research Priority Space Technology

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